2019 Appeal to Legislators

Whatcom family farmers gather at an annual Farmer Rally to understand the issues facing farmers and how working together they can improve public support and policy decisions that affect their future.

Save Family Farming with its affiliates Whatcom Family Farmers, Skagit Family Farmers and the new Eastern Washington Family Farmers has appealed to the 2019 representatives to help protect the future of our farms.

Increasingly policy decisions about farming are being made by those with little understanding of the realities of today’s farming and how it provides so many benefits, not just economic benefits, but environmental benefits as well. This letter is aimed at alerting elected representatives of the precarious status of so many of our family farmers and how even seemingly helpful or innocuous legislation can prove damaging and even fatal to farms.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